Archive for August, 2011

New color effects

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Hello fellow Phixrs, we just added new stuff to our Color Effects tool. There are no less than seven new effects, plus a few new borders in the Decorate tool. Samples follow:

Color boxes 2

Color boxes 2

Color boxes 4

Color boxes 4

Effect collage 1

Effect collage 1

Effect collage 2

Effect collage 2

Effect collage 3

Effect collage 3

Effect collage 4

Effect collage 4

Happy phixing!

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Some new effects

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Hi everyone…  just some minor new stuff, which nevertheless might come handy:

  • New “bronze” and “retro” effects in Color effects:

    Bronze (Color effects)

    Bronze (Color effects)

  • “Glossy” textures and two “glossy” borders in Decorate tool: (On a sidenote, the Crop tool can now be used to make avatars more easily, and it can make your avatar glossy in one single step.)

    Glossy texture (Decorate-tool)

    Glossy texture (Decorate-tool)

  • Re-did some of our older decorations, especially the starglitter and sparkling borders:
    Starglitter border (Decorate-tool)

    Starglitter border (Decorate-tool)

    Sparkling border (Decorate tool)

    Sparkling border (Decorate tool)

    Pink heart decoration (Decorate tool)

    Pink heart decoration (Decorate tool)

  • Undo and redo now work with less hassle – no annoying window no more. Undo and redo now undo and redo immediately. – The revert feature (which reverts to the originally uploaded photo) is now found in the thumbnail area – in shape of a small blue arrow.

    The new home of the "Revert" feature

    The new home of the "Revert" feature

Well, that’s a wrap. But stay tuned, more to come.

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Inspiration

Saturday, August 20th, 2011
Zoom blur (with darken and fade out)

Zoom blur (with darken and fade out)

Swirl (fun effects), Holga (c&l effects)

Swirl (fun effects), Holga (c&l effects)

Sphere (fun effects), Lights (decorate-tool)

Sphere (fun effects), Lights (decorate-tool)

Partial b&w (color effects), Reflection-frame

Partial b&w (color effects), Reflection-frame

Decorate, "Camera"-border (Decorate tool)

Decorate, "Camera"-border (Decorate tool)

Decorate-tool, Collage-Tool, "Artistic" border (Decorate-tool)

Decorate-tool, Collage-Tool, "Artistic" border (Decorate-tool)

Lomo (c&l effects), Poster-frame

Lomo (c&l effects), Poster-frame

Gradient-texture (Decorate-tool), Popart (Fun effects)

Gradient-texture (Decorate-tool), Popart (Fun effects)

Gradient (Gradient-tool), "Artistic" border (Decorate-tool)

Gradient (Gradient-tool), "Artistic" border (Decorate-tool)

Funnel (Fun effects), "grunge" border (Decorate-tool)

Funnel (Fun effects), "grunge" border (Decorate-tool)

Colorbox (color effects), "Mirror"-frame

Colorbox (color effects), "Mirror"-frame

Blur-vignette (c&l effects), soften (Blur tool)

Blur-vignette (c&l effects), soften (Blur tool)

Twitter support enhanced

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Yesterday, Twitter announced public availability of their new Photo-Upload-API, today Phixr started using it. You can now view uploaded photos from within Twitter, and the upload process is faster.

Along with this change we added proper location support: You can use the photo’s geotags (if any) as the location the tweet refers to. Twitter will show this location on a map. Note: The photo file itself will not contain any geotags.

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Phixr can now geotag your photos

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

In a nutshell, “geotagging” means storing the photo’s geographical location (= where it was shot) in the photo file. Programs and services like eg. Google Earth or flickr can read these tags and show you the exact location on a map.

We are happy to announce that Phixr can now read, create and write geotags!

Whenever your upload a photo (either from your computer or through any of the supported third party services), Phixr analyzes the file for geotags. If the file contains geotags, Phixr will show a small red icon beside the thumbnail:

Geotag symbol

You can add, change and delete geotags in the new “Geotags” tab at the bottom of the screen. To add a geotag, simply click into the map at the desired position and afterwards on “Save”. Changing the location works in the same way. Don’t forget to click on “Save” whenever you change the marker’s position!

geotag_edit

As regards storing geotags:

  • Geotags can only be stored in jpeg files.
  • The photo sharing services supporting geotags currently are flickr, Picasa web albums and Smugmug. Other services like Facebook ignore or even delete them.
  • For your privacy, whenever you download or share a photo, Phixr lets you select whether you want to download or share the photo with or without geotags. In case of services, which are known to currently delete geotags, Phixr never includes them. One example for this kind of treatment is Facebook.

Happy phixing!

Phixr Online Photo Editor